Distinguished Service Medal

IRL006  An Bonn Seirbhíse Dearscna

  • Medal instituted on 18 February 1964.
  • Medal awarded to officers, non-commissioned officers and privates of the Defence Forces and to members of the Army Nursing and Chaplaincy Services in recognition of individual or associated acts of bravery, courage, leadership, resource or devotion to duty (other than any such acts or duty performed on war service).
  • Medal awarded in three different classes: with Honour, with Distinction, and with Merit.